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How Accurate is the Idea of the Narcissist CEO?

A recent study from a management professor at Penn State explores the “Narcissistic CEO,” claiming that qualities like investing heavily in advertising and R&D or conducting lots of acquisitions (and paying high premiums for those acquisitions) indicates that a CEO is narcissistic and may run a company into the ground. Sure, too much ego isn’t a good thing, but is this study taking things too far?

JP Donlon CEO Life , Personal Effectiveness January 17 2012

Does Your Moral Intelligence Have Economic Consequences?

Every CEO likes to think he or she displays complete integrity as a leader. When investors or employees think otherwise there can be unwelcome valuation consequences.

Fred Kiel, Ph.D. and Doug Lennick Personal Effectiveness January 4 2012

Increase Your Chances of Survival as CEO

Are you aware of your blindspots – do you rate your leadership higher than stakeholders do and, therefore, sometimes misfire as a leader? Chances are you may find outside intervention helpful.

David Brookmire Leadership & Strategy , Personal Effectiveness December 6 2011

The CEO’s Glossary to Business Acronyms

AAR – average annual return ACH – automated clearing house—a collection of 32 regional electronic interbank networks used to process [...]

ChiefExecutive.net Personal Effectiveness October 5 2011

The View From Social Media: Should CEOs Have Personal Blogs?

In the fifth of a six-part series on boosting personal effectiveness, Chief Executive explores the realm of CEO blogging. Blogging can be an informal communication channel and encourage positive employee engagement. Is blogging right for you?

John Kador Internet , Personal Effectiveness , Technology September 29 2011
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Slowing Down CEO Churn

CEO tenure has gotten increasingly shorter and more intense, according to a decade-long study from Booz & Co. But what’s causing the increased turnover rate? And how can CEOs operate in order to not fall victim to the trend? You can start with creating a learning plan.

John P. Schuster Governance/Compliance , Personal Effectiveness , Talent Management August 18 2011
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VIDEO: IBM’s Saul Berman on the Best Business Books for CEOs

Chief Executive magazine Editor JP Donlon interviewed IBM Global Business Services’ Saul Berman for the May/June 2011 issue. Here, Berman lists the most important business books that CEOs should read.

ChiefExecutive.net Leadership & Strategy , Personal Effectiveness , Videos July 12 2011

Management Styles: Finding and Fixing Your Achilles Heel

The position of CEO is highly visible and one where personality and leadership style can help or hurt a company’s image. Even the most successful leaders have a weak spot. What’s yours? And what can you do about it?

Cheryl Strauss Einhorn Leadership & Strategy , Personal Effectiveness , Talent Management July 11 2011

Glossary of Business Terms for Future CEOs

Future business leaders will need to be up to speed on terminology. Here is a list of the most basic terms that a CEO has to know.

ChiefExecutive.net Personal Effectiveness June 26 2011

Selling the Best Hour of the Day to Yourself

Many of the best organizations are learning organizations that encourage their employees to take time to think creatively and innovate. Do you put a priority on learning? Here’s an idea to use your time in clever ways to advance your learning and thus your effectiveness.

Andy Boynton and Bill Fischer Leadership & Strategy , Personal Effectiveness , Talent Management , Talent Management May 3 2011

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